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  1. Greetings everyone! August is here, and with that are a number of events & activities coming up in the coming weeks. Our Summer Salmon Derby is on and we are seeing some nice fish being entered. Remember it runs until 5pm Sat Sept 15 On Tues Aug 14 there will be a Kids Day planning meeting 7pm @ the clubhouse. Once again the Free Port Dalhousie Kids Fishing Day in Port Dalhousie is set for Sat Sept 15. All those wishing to get involved & volunteer that day are invited to attend this meeting. Sat Aug 18 in the afternoon we are having our annual members BBQ at the ramp/clubhouse. Details for this are still being finalized, stay tuned! Sat Aug 25 The Strait Line Anglers Club is running the “CATCH THE FRY” Salmon Tournament out of Port Dalhousie at the St Catharines Game and Fish Association launch ramp. This event is open to everyone to enter. This event celebrates the efforts of the Pen Stocking Project & the return of the mature spawning salmon. $40 per person- Will pay cash 50% 1st place, 30% to 2nd and 20% to 3rd Optional $20 big fish pot per boat : 1st place 50% to the winner and 50% donation to the Pen project. 6 rod max 3 fish box - 30" minimum size Registration is from 515 to 615 at the Dalhousie ramp. Blast off 630 outside the piers All coolers must be in line at the scale by 230 or you will be disqualified. Please manage your time accordingly. No speeding in the harbor or using the yacht clubs docks. On Sat Sept 8 we are planning a joint Lake Erie Walleye event in Port Colborne with our friends at the Strait Line Anglers Club. Details for that can be found here: https://scgfa.ca/event/lake-erie-walleye-outing/ Finally we have a new date & venue for our Salmon Derbies Awards Night. It will be Sunday Sept 30 at the Rib Crib Restaurant in the “Off Track room”. More details on this to come! Again we encourage you to find & follow our various Facebook, Instagram & Twitter platforms to keep up with all of our news, updates & happenings! Wishing you all a safe & enjoyable second half of summer! SCGFA www.scgfa.ca
  2. A reminder that coming up on the May long weekend is the 5th annual Port Dalhousie 3x3 Salmon Classic. Tickets will be available next week at Peters Tackle, Grimsby Tackle & our launch ramp shack at Port Dalhousie. You Can also register online here: https://scgfa.ca/event/the-port-dalhousie3x3-salmon-classic/ Remember to keep you tickets on you for when you weigh-in. If you register on-line you can pick up your tickets on Sat May 19 at the ramp shack. Remember Ticket purchase cut-off is Thurs May 17. 2018 “3×3” SALMON CLASSIC RULES The 3×3 Salmon Classic will commence on Saturday May19, 2018 at 12 AM and conclude on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 2pm. Registered boats may fish at any time at their own discretion between these dates. Registration cut-off is 5pm Thursday May 17 5pm . No exceptions. The eligible species are Chinook and Coho Salmon Anglers may fish Canadian and U.S.A waters of Lake Ontario. All participants must abide by all Ministry of Natural Resources regulations where applicable. Any fish with evidence of net, gaff or snag marks, or having been tampered with or artificially weighted, including ice or water, will immediately disqualify the participant. Any attempt in any manner to falsify entries will result in prosecution and prize forfeiture. Between Saturday May 19 and Monday May 21, the captain of each registered boat may enter only 3 Salmon at any time during weigh scale hours. The captain may fish with anyone over the course of the Classic, but Salmon may only be entered in the name of the registered boat and captain which they were caught from. You may not “upgrade” the weights at any time. Final standing results will be based upon the total gross weight of 3 Salmon. In the event of a tie, the team with the largest single Salmon will win. In there is still a tie, the payout will be split 50/50 The Classic guarantees it will pay $1000 to 1st place,$600 to 2nd and $400 to 3rd in the form of a cheque There is no minimum size requirement to enter fish. One prize package will be awarded for the largest overall Salmon entered each day. Tie to broken by the 1st fish weighed in. All fish entered must be in good condition, with no deterioration or decomposition, for positive identification by the Derby judges. Participants are welcome to weigh and enter a qualifying fish in more than one derby or tournament as long as all of the above rules are complied with. Fish must only be weighed in at the official Classic scale at the St Catharines Game & Fish Association Launch ramp in Port Dalhousie. Scale will close at 8pm Saturday & Sunday and at 2pm on Monday. All fish must be weighed on the same day they are caught. Entrants may be required to sign an affidavit attesting to the validity of any prize winning entry and at the discretion of the Derby judges may be required to take a polygraph examination. This Association will not be liable to or for the loss of property, or for the injury to the person of any contestant or spectator. Participants compete in this derby at their own risk and by paying the entry fee agree to hold this association, the sponsors, the agents and employees therefore harmless from any liabilities, claims and costs of any nature whatsoever. Any dispute pertaining to the eligibility, acceptability, the weight of any fish or the interpretation and application of these rules shall be determined by the competition judges whose decision shall be final and binding. All prize winners are responsible for paying any taxes and/or duties which are applicable to the prize won. The captain must produce their Classic entry ticket(s) when weighing in their fish. NO EXCEPTIONS. All prizes are valued and awarded in Canadian funds only. Each entrant, by paying the entry fee, acknowledges that he or she has read and understands the rules of this derby and agrees to abide by them.
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    2018 Spring Salmon Derby

    Friendly reminder that the St Catharines Game and Fish Association Spring Salmon Derby Early bird draw for both the Scotty Downrigger and launch ramp pass is this coming Monday. Tickets are on sale at Grimsby Tackle, Peters Tackle and here online https://scgfa.ca/event/spring-derby/
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    Port Dalhousie

    Launch ramp docks are in at Port Dalhousie! Free to use now at your own risk. We will begin staffing it Easter weekend. Much thanks to our volunteers and to Gilbert @ Rankin Construction. Property clean up day will be Sat March 24 10am. BBQ lunch to follow. All are welcome to help... please bring work gloves and a rake or shovel. Next general meeting is Mon March 26 7pm at the Rib Crib 106 Lakeport Rd we are excited to have Jocelyn Leung from Angling Outfitters as our guest speaker. He is well know for his in-depth knowledge of marine electronics and will be giving a seminar on making sure your all set up properly regardless of your make/model. Spring Salmon Derby begins Sat April 7, dont forget to get your tickets by March 26 to qualify for the early bird draw for the Scotty Downrigger! www.scgfa.ca
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    2018 Spring Salmon Derby

    just a note for the shore anglers, you are most welcome to enter... in fact we have had many winners recently catch their fish from shore!
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    2018 Spring Salmon Derby

    The St Catharines Game & Fish Association is proud to announce that the 43rd annual Spring Salmon will be running from Sat April 7 to Sat June 9 We are thankful for the support of our generous sponsors and all the participating anglers over the years which has allowed us to keep this event running and to offer the prize structure that we have. Back again, is the Early Bird Draw; purchase your Spring tickets by Mon March 26 and you will be eligible to win a Scotty HP 2116 Downrigger! (Cutoff is 5pm for online sales and at Peters & Grimsby Tackle) Tickets will be sold up until the time of draw at our March General Meeting, on Mon March 26 We will also be having an early bird draw for a free 2018 Lunch Ramp Pass in Port Dalhousie. Everyone who purchases a 2018 SCGFA Membership by March 26 will qualify. We have also expanded the Junior Division; there will now be 3placings, for all 4 species! While we are at it we are also pleased to announce that our Summer Derby will also be back from Sat June 16 to Sat Sept 15. Yes we have decided to combine our Summer & Fall derbies into one, and to offer the exact same prize structure as in the Spring! For all of the guides and charter boats who purchase boat tickets for our derbies, we will be adding a listing section on our website to link to your websites and/or social media pages. There is no additional charge for this and you will be added to it shortly after your purchase is complete. Please contact us if you are not listed and should be. We appreciate your support! Finally all those who purchase Spring & Summer derby tickets will again eligible to win an additional Scotty HP 2116 Downrigger, which will be drawn at our Derby Awards Night on Fri Sept 28 Our ticket Prices have not changed with the exception of a $1 surcharge added to online purchases. We do encourage participants to purchase tickets from your local outlet if possible. Tickets & Memberships can be purchased online here: https://scgfa.ca/event/spring-derby/ For online purchases please print your invoice, that will serve as your ticket. Your transaction ID # is your ticket number to enter at the time of weigh-in Please join us Mon March 26 at The Rib Crib & Smoke Shop (106 Lakeport Road, St Catharines) at 7pm for our next General meeting. We are excited to have Joscelyn Leung from Angling Outfitters as our guest speaker. He will be sharing his knowledge of marine electronics and also what’s new, as well as making sure you are getting the most out of your units. All are welcome!
  7. On Mon Feb 26 we will be having a planning meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to set up our various committees to plan & oversee the many events & activities we have going on this year. Examples being derbies, Kids Day, Tackle Share, Pen Stocking Project, our Ramp staff & property maintenance and more… Everyone is welcome to attend but please only do so if you intend to get actively involved. This will begin at 7pm sharp at the Rib Crib & Smoke Shop (106 Lakeport Rd St Catharines) in their meeting/party room.
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    Joe Montgomery

    Friends of life time club supporter, Joe Montgomery & his wife Carol, are invited to the celebration of their 95th birthdays. Sunday February 18, 2018 2:00 to 4:30 pm Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel 6400 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario Doc Magilligan's Pub RSVP Susan Montgomery 905-820-2574 scm1@sympatico.ca no gifts please Stop in at Peter's Tackle at 22 Secord Drive and add your Best Wishes to the large birthday card on display.
  9. The St Catharines Game & Fish Association would like to introduce its Executive Committee & Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term. President Darryl Day 1st VP Mark Penner 2nd VP Randy Hudspith Treasurer Tom Copeland Secretary Ken York Board of Directors Lyle Gayder Steve Jablonski Mary Schultz Dave Hill Jerry Mitrovich Chad Thorne Shane Thombs Aldo Nava Janet Melanson Paul Paulin
  10. Our next General meeting is coming up soon on Monday Jan 22, 7pm at the Port Dalhousie Legion. We welcome everyone to come out as we will be accepting new members as always, and we will be planning our various events & activities for 2018. As well we will be electing our new Executive Committee & Board Of Directors for the 2018-19 term. There are many different ways to get involved & help out over the course of the year, whether its just an hour or 2 here & there or a more involved regular commitment. If your not able to make the meeting, we would still appreciate hearing from you. you can follow us on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram platforms or visit or website: http://www.scgfa.ca
  11. Tonight is the last St Cath Game & Fish Assc. General meeting for 2017. Frank DiMarcantonio is our guest speaker and will be giving a fall/winter trout fishing seminar. Everyone is welcome to attend, 7pm at the Port Dalhousie Legion.
  12. Lots to be thankful for this year! Thanks to everyone who came out to our launch ramp and participated in our derbies. On Sat Oct 14 we will be removing the docks from the ramp at Port Dalhousie and will be doing a property clean up. Will we begin at 730am and could use a few extra hand to help out! Should be all done in a couple hours. The ramp will be open during the winter but as always use caution at all times. Our next General meeting is Mon Oct 23 at 7pm at the Port Dalhousie Legion. We are excited to have well known Niagara River guide Frank DiMarcantonio as our guest speaker. He will be discussing Fall/Winter trout fishing. Also we will be accepting nominations for our Executive Elections in Jan 2018. In the next while we will be tweaking & updating our website www.scgfa.ca so stay tuned!
  13. Less than a week remaining in our Fall Salmon Derby, here is the current updated leaderboard: https://scgfa.ca/leaderboards/fall-derby-leaderboard/ Our Salmon Derbies Awards night is Fri Sept 22 at the Port Dalhousie Legion. All are welcome to attend, even if you didnt place in any of the derbies. Optional Fish & Chips dinner is 530-630. The awards will begin at 7pm. There will be door prizes and a 50/draw as well. All those who bought Spring, Summer & Fall derby tickets are eligible for the draw to win a Scotty 2116 HP electric downrigger. Should be a fun night as we wrap up another season on Lake Ontario. Thanks to all those who supported and participated in our derbies this year!
  14. Tickets can be purchased online here: https://scgfa.ca/event/fall-derby/ ST. CATHARINES GAME & FISH ASSOCIATION FALL SALMON DERBY RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. The Fall Derby will commence on Saturday Aug 12, 2017 and conclude on Saturday, Sept 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm. 2. The eligible species and minimum weights are Chinook and Coho Salmon 20lbs. NO MINIMUM WEIGHTS FOR JUNIOR DIVISION. 3. The Derby boundaries are all of Lake Ontario, the lower Niagara River (below the falls), Port Dalhousie Harbor, Hamilton Harbor, Bronte Creek (lake side of hwy #2), Credit River (lake side of hwy #2). All other harbors, tributaries and waterways are out of bounds, including the fenced areas of Snug Harbor and the Four Falls in Port Dalhousie 4. All participants must possess a valid Canadian or New York State fishing license unless exempt by law and abide by Ministry of Natural Resources and or New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations. 5. Any fish with evidence of net, gaff or snag marks, or having been tampered with or artificially weighted, including ice or water will immediately disqualify the participant. 6. Any attempt in any manner to falsify entries will result in prosecution and prize forfeiture. 7. Ranking of all fish will be based upon the gross weight of the individual fish entered. In the event of a tie, the first fish weighed in will be placed ahead. 8. When fishing from a boat, ALL OCCUPANTS of the boat must: a) possess a valid individual Fall Derby ticket or be included in a Fall Derby family ticket (cover 2 spouses and their children 16 & under) or c) the “named captain” of the given vessel must hold a Fall Derby Boat Ticket. A boat ticket may be also be used as an individual derby ticket by only the listed “captain” if he/she is fishing aboard another boat. 9. Derby tickets must be purchased a minimum of one day prior to fishing and entering a fish to be eligible for a prize. Daily tickets must be purchased the day before fishing by 11:59pm and any qualifying fish must be caught and weighted the next day. 10. Every fish entered must have been caught by the participant entering such fish. Entrants may enter as many fish as they wish, subject to minimum weights, but may only win one prize. Underweight fish will be disqualified. 11. All fish entered must be in good condition, with no deterioration or decomposition, for positive identification by the Derby judges. 12. Entrants may be required to sign an affidavit attesting to the validity of any prize winning entry and at the discretion of the Derby judges may be required to take a polygraph examination. 13. This Association will not be liable to or for the loss of property, or for the injury to the person of any contestant or spectator. Participants compete in this derby at their own risk and by paying the entry fee agree to hold this association, the sponsors, the agents and employees therefore harmless from any liabilities, claims and costs of any nature whatsoever. 14. Prize winners will be notified by the Derby judges at the conclusion of the Derby. 15. Any dispute pertaining to the eligibility, acceptability, the weight of any fish or the interpretation and application of these rules shall be determined by the Derby judges whose decision shall be final and binding. 16. Each entrant, by paying the entry fee, acknowledges that he or she has read and understands the rules of this derby and agrees to abide by them. 17. All prize winners are responsible for paying any taxes and/or duties which are applicable to the prize won. 18. Participants are welcome to weigh and enter a qualifying fish in more than one derby or tournament. 19. All participants must produce their Derby ticket(s) when weighing in their fish. If applicable, the “named captain” (holder) of a boat ticket must also be present at weigh in. NO EXCEPTIONS. 20. All participants will have their fish punched and inspected when entered if in contention. This is a shared responsibility of the weigh station and the angler. 21. Fish must be weighed in at official Derby weigh stations during their regular business hours. Please note these hours vary station to station. 22. All cash and prizes are valued and awarded in Canadian funds only. 23. All anglers will practice the Anglers Code of Ethics Catch and Release and agree to only enter fish that can qualify for a posted prize. 24. The Junior Division will run concurrently with the Main Derby and is open to any eligible angler 16 years of age or under at the time of the catch. The same fish cannot be entered in both the Main Derby and Junior Division. 26. The draw for one (1) Scotty High Performance Electric Downrigger will take place at the September awards ceremony. Everyone who buys a ticket for each derby is automatically entered in the draw. RANDOM CHECKS MAY BE CONDUCTED BY DERBY OFFICIALS AND CLUB EXECUTIVES TO ENSURE THAT ALL ANGLERS FISHING TOGETHER HAVE A VALID DERBY TICKET. PLEASE REPORT ALL SUSPICIOUS PRACTICE OR BEHAVIOUR TO DERBY OFFICIALS IMMEDIATELY. YOUR WEIGH STATION WILL BE GLAD TO ASSIST OR CALL 905-937-6335 AND DERBY OFFICIALS WILL INVESTIGATE FURTHER.
  15. A reminder that the Summer Salmon & Trout Derby is underway! Tickets available at all our regular outlets and online here: https://scgfa.ca/event/summer-derby/ Remember every ticket purchased goes into a draw for a Scotty HP 2116 Downrigger to be drawn at our our awards night in Sept!
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